View from Q1 Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
© 2008 Jessie Mannisto
An urban vacation isn't complete without a trip to the city's highest observation deck! I've been captivated by skyscrapers ever since my family took our first vacation to Chicago when I was just shy of eight years old. Those of you who've read a certain story of mine already know that I think the perfect place for a church or temple would be the top of a skyscraper.

Here are the skyscrapers and other structures with observation decks that I have visited, including several of the tallest in the world: